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Swing Dancing

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 25, 2014
Enjoy cocktails and dancing on Thursday nights in the swanky Speakeasy Lounge @ Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz! Progressive Swing dance lessons from 6-7pm, followed by DJ Topher’s fun mix of swinging jazz, sexy blues, and classic soul. No cover (by donation).

Alice in Wonderland

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every day until July 26, 2014
Alice in Wonderland | Youth show Performances will be held at the newly reopened SC County Veterans Memorial Bldg. (846 Front Street). Thursday & Friday July 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm. Saturday July 26th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm. Buy Tickets Today!

Monty Python Live (mostly)

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every day until July 24, 2014
Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment invite you to experience comedy legends Monty Python’s long-awaited reunion when Monty Python Live (mostly) is broadcast LIVE to cinemas nationwide on Sunday, July 20 with rebroadcasts on July 23 and 24….

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

July 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SPECIAL EVENT: CO-SPONSORED BY SAVE OUR SHORES “This is your brain on water.” That’s the message of acclaimed marine biologist and conservationist Wallace J. Nichols’s new book Blue Mind, a look at how water makes us happier at home, more successful at work, healthier in body and soul, more creative, and more compassionate. Beginning with the premise that our brains have conditioned us to prefer the color blue, Nichols shows that even a picture of water can have incredible calming…

MELE`UHANE – Keikilani Lindsey

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Serious Hawaiian music lovers all know the Lindsey name mostly because of his great aunt Helen  Lindsey Parker, the composer of “Akaka Falls”. Lindsey’s new album features 11 original songs and a “haunting” rendition of his great-aunt Helen Lindsey Parker’s ‘Olu o Pu‘ulani.. With a deep affection for the Hawaiian language, Lindsey lends a new spin to haku mele (Hawaiian songwriting) and joins a new generation of Hawaiian storytellers endeavoring to explore many untold tales of the heart.

Summer River Boot Camp

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Join us this summer – for 6 Saturday’s of beginner-friendly, CrossFit-style, Outdoor Boot Camp on the San Lorenzo River Levee in downtown Santa Cruz. This event is being put-together by the San Lorenzo River Alliance, a county-wide coalition focused on revitalizing the health of the San Lorenzo River and transforming this critical natural resource into a safe and welcoming community destination.  The SLRA has brought in trainers from CrossFit West to teach each boot camp session with the goal of getting our community healthy,…

Summer Art Market #4: Anorak Assembly

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
During the month of July the MAH will host a series of Art Markets in Abbott Square. Come see what local artists are creating, support their artistic craft and bring home an incredible piece of art for your home, family or friends. This Saturday will feature Anorak Assembly, including: Visit the MAH event page for full list of artists.  

Alice in Wonderland

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland | Youth show Performances will be held at the newly reopened SC County Veterans Memorial Bldg. (846 Front Street). Thursday & Friday July 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm. Saturday July 26th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm. Buy Tickets Today!

FREE Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Special Free Screening to celebrate Kids Week Downtown! Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger…

Festival del Nopal

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 4th Annual festival drew thousands of people downtown for truly community building event featuring bandas, folklorico, nopales recipes, & food galore.   The day will include a Pop-Up Museum presented by the Museum of Art and History. A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and location, and inviting people to bring something on topic to share. It can happen anytime, anywhere, and with any community.…

Ice Cream Month Raffle and Celebration!

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us at Mission Hill Creamery to celebrate the end of Ice Cream Month. Vice Mayor Don Lane will present a Mayoral Proclamation, and we will hold a raffle for Free Ice Cream for a Year! If you’ve been celebrating with us bring your Ice Cream Punch Cards and enter to win. What a delicious day!

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Chris Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

Movie Night

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2014
Every Monday night is movie night at Red Restaurant and Bar. Visit their event page  for each week’s film!

Downtown Tuesday

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout the Downtown. Make sure to wear your I <3 Downtown Button on Tuesdays for a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars

Regal Summer Movie Express – 2 Movies $1

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Tuesday and Wednesday
This summer the Regal Santa Cruz 9 is offering great family movies at an unbeatable price. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am see TWO movies for $1. Amazing! Sponsored by Atlantis Fantasyworld, and benefiting the Will Rogers Institute July 1 & 2       Arthur Christmas and Despicable Me 2 July 8 & 9      The Lego Movie and Free Birds July 15 & 16   TinTin and Rise of the Guardians July 22 & 23  Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3 July…

Board Game Night

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Comedy Night at RED

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night in Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Preschool Storytime

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 27, 2014
Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or preschool age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! We hope you’ll join us in our Children’s Books section, Wednesday mornings at 10:00

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Cabrillo Festival: In the Works

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
“In a rare but worthwhile partnership…promising conductors were selected from a pool of international applicants to lead the Cabrillo Festival orchestra in three short works by emerging composers.” —Epoch Times FREE Orchestra Concert You’ll find yourself at the very center of contemporary music-making with a special concert featuring new works by three young composers—Emily Cooley, Patrick Harlin, and Eric Nathan—conducted by emerging conductors. All are studying in the prestigious Conductors/Composers Workshop. Don’t miss the excitement when the creative sparks fly!…

Open Mic – At the Reef

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Drink specials and great food from Pono’s. All ages,

Let’s Talk About the Movies – “Venus in Fur”

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until December 24, 2014
This informal movie discussion group meets at the Del Mar mezzanine in downtown Santa Cruz. Movie junkies are invited to join in on Wednesday nights to pursue the elusive and ineffable meanings of cinema. Discussion begins at 7 pm and admission is free. For more information visit the Google group here. Wednesday, July 23rd, we’ll be discussing “Venus in Fur” directed by Roman Polanski. Plot outline: An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in…

Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cabrillo Festival of Contempoaray Music celebrates Bela Fleck’s remarkable recording career with a one night only screening of this documentary. Following the film will be a special Q&A appearance by Bela Fleck. ‘Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto’ follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind for banjo…

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Jacqueline Winspear, The Care and Management of Lies

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Care and Management of Lies is Jacqueline Winspear’s first stand-alone novel, a departure from her bestselling Maisie Dobbs mystery series, set during the opening months of the Great War. The story chronicles the lives of Tom and Kezia Atterbury, married in June of 1914, and still newlyweds when war is declared in August. Tom enlists for service, among the thousands of men drawn to serve their country. Kezia is left at home, to look after the farm Tom inherited…

Almost Famous – Flashback Feature

July 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Thursday see a favorite Flashback Feature at the Regal Santa Cruz 9 for only $5.   Sponsored by Atlantis Fantasyworld, Old School Shoes

Free First Friday

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music with Hod Band 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. 5:30PM Join us in the auditorium as community members including Silvia Austerlic and Wei Wei, share personal and historic stories about immigrating to Santa Cruz County. 6:30 PM-8PM Come explore your own cultural identity in drawing and writing with Silvia Austerlic. This will be followed by an…
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